It strikes me that both the Father and the Enemy see great opportunity as we enter seasons of grief.
For the Father...opportunities for greater intimacy with Him, greater depth, lessons, humility, community...healing.
For the Enemy...opportunities for the prisons of bitterness, agreements with his lies, entrance into a smaller, reactive life...further destruction.
It's not that we shouldn't grieve...God knows that's an opportunity for the Enemy! No, we SHOULD grieve...grieve honestly...grieve humbly...grieve well. All of this WITH the active intention of partnership with the right team. Team Jesus. :)
14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin. 16 Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.